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More police to be on roads during month of May

More police will be on the roads in May to do dangerous driving enforcement. RCMP say it’s High-Risk Driving Month in the province. They say around 114 die on B.C. roads every year because of...

ICBC Testing Two Pilot Programs to Combat Distracted Driving

ICBC has chosen to implement two pilot projects aimed at reducing the incidence of distracted driving. The first will include up to 200 customers using phone apps paired with telematics. ICBC's Road Safety Program...

BC to impose strong penalties for distracted driving

It's going to cost repeat "distracted drivers" a lot more to continue their high risk behaviour. BC's Attorney General David Eby says there are about 12,000 motorists in the province that have multiple distracted...

City Engaging In New Program Encouraging Safe Driving

The city of Campbell River is using a multi-pronged approach to raise attention to road safety. The city has launched it's Summer Safe Driving campaign. Ron Neufeld, Deputy City Manager, says one part of the approach...

Keep an eye out for Flaggers on the road

The co-founder of the BC Flagging Association says motorists need to pay attention. This comes in the wake of a flagger in Langford who was hospitalized after being hit in a collision with a...

ICBC hoping new technology can help discourage distracted driving

ICBC is interested in learning more about the technology aimed at reducing distracted driving. Mark Milner says they have issued a Request for Information on the B.C Bid website. "We've seen everything from stand-alone smart...

PARTY Program receives funding

ICBC has handed out $25,000 towards the PARTY program, which provides Grade 10 students an opportunity to experience what it would be like to be in a real car crash. Spokesperson Colleen Woodger says it...

ICBC raising awareness on dangers of distracted driving

ICBC, the government and police are teaming up for a month-long campaign against distracted driving. ICBC spokesperson Caroline Robinson says the stats show you're five times more likely to crash if you're using...

Cracking down on distracted driving

Are distracted driving laws in B.C. tough enough? The BC government is considering raising penalties and fines for distracted driving, but is asking British Columbians for their input first. A new website was created for a...
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